35 Min Released Dec 13, 2016

Rumors: The Deathday Party (Book 2, Chapter 8)

Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of rumors in chapter eight of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They discuss the difference between rumors and propaganda, whether Nearly Headless Nick should be allowed in the headless hunt, and how they would feel if their friends started hearing voices. Throughout the episode they consider the question: At what point do rumors become dangerous? 

This episode is sponsored by LifeAfter and this week's voicemail is thanks to Antonia Aguilera. 

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

(Re)reading Harry Potter as a sacred text

Go To Show Page

More Episodes

High Default Rate on U.S. Student Loan Program

WSJ Your Money Matters

The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell says it's easy for parents to get a federal college loan for their children through the Parent Plus program. The problem is that the program has a double-digit default rate on loan repayments.

7 Min

Apr 25, 2017

Episode 69: The Federalist Papers

Civics 101

What are the Federalist Papers, and summaries of the important ones.

15 Min

Oct 27, 2017